REVEALED: Mauricio Pochettino is ready to quit PSG and become Manchester United manager NOW, with the former Spurs boss unhappy in Paris and his family still based in London

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  • Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino unhappy in French capital
  • He is disappointed with big egos like Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Nemaro
  • And the former Spurs manager is now set to leave PSG and move to Old Trafford
  • Manchester United are looking for a new owner after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was axed
  • Pochettino was heavily attached to the job when Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho
  • Brendan Rodgers, Zinedine Zidane and Ralph Rangnick are also on the shortlist

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Mauricio Pochettino is ready to answer Manchester United’s call if they want him to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager at Old Trafford.

sportsmail It could reveal that Pochettino would be ready to leave Paris Saint-Germain and return to the Premier League after Solskjaer was ousted on Sunday.

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United have put coach Michael Carrick in charge on a caretaker basis, while they are looking to appoint an interim boss by the end of the season, suggesting Solskjaer’s permanent replacement may not be installed until the summer.

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Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino now set to move to Manchester United

United are looking for a new boss after the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (pictured) on Sunday

United are looking for a new boss after the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (pictured) on Sunday

However, it is understood that Pochettino is now set to leave PSG as he is unhappy in the French capital.

The former Tottenham boss has been staying at a hotel while his family stays in London, and is said to be frustrated with the likes of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe managing the dressing room with big egos.

When Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho in December 2018, Pochettino was heavily linked with the United job and is still admired by the Old Trafford hierarchy.

Interestingly, the 49-year-old Argentine will be in City on Tuesday ahead of PSG’s Champions League clash with Manchester City on Wednesday, although it is understood United still haven’t contacted him on Sunday night.

Ajax boss Erik ten Haag is another candidate who would be interested in the United job, but it is believed he will not be available until the summer.

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers, former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane and Ralph Rangnik, who currently heads sport and development at Lokomotiv Moscow, are among other early contenders.

Pochettino is staying at a hotel in Paris while his family, including wife Karina (left), are in London

Pochettino is staying at a hotel in Paris while his family, including wife Karina (left), are in London

United reluctantly ended Solskjaer’s three-year reign on Sunday morning after a 4-1 loss at Watford to finish eighth in the Premier League table. The 48-year-old Norwegian had lost seven of his last 13 matches in all competitions.

Solskjaer made progress but it was clear he had taken United for as long as possible, spending more than £400m on players without giving away trophies.

Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward was clearly upset at Carrington after the sacking of the popular club legend, and Solskjaer also had his eyes red when he gave MUTV a final interview before leaving the training ground at lunchtime.

“I’m leaving through the front door because I think everyone knows I’ve given everything for this club,” he said.

‘This club is everything to me and together we are a good match, but unfortunately I did not get the result we needed and it is time for me to part ways.

‘I am extremely honored and fortunate to have trusted me to take the club forward. I think, or I know, I leave this club with a better team. I look here with pride every single second.

Pochettino unhappy with managing big egos like Leo Messi (left), Kylian Mbappe and Neymar

Pochettino unhappy with managing big egos like Leo Messi (left), Kylian Mbappe and Neymar

There was mutual respect in an official statement released by United confirming his departure, which outlined his place in the ‘Manchester United family’.

United were expected to see an improvement this season after Solskjaer finished second in May and reached the Europa League final after losing the last four semi-finals.

They thought they had earned the right to turn things around after a recent poor performance and were hoping for a reaction after the international break, but a heavy defeat at Vicarage Road was the final straw.

Solskjaer’s coaching staff has retained their jobs and Carrick will take charge of Tuesday’s Champions League match at Villarreal.

It is possible the 40-year-old former United midfielder could move on as interim boss if results remain good.

However, there is concern among players that little will change as they believe Solskjaer’s reliance on an inexperienced coaching staff is one of the reasons he is in trouble.

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